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General Dentistry Lakewood CA

Smiling woman with healthy, bright teeth from general dentistry services at Lakewood Dental Arts in Lakewood, CAAt Lakewood Dental Arts, we pride ourselves on treating every member of the family.

Family dentistry is focused on preventing potential complications, rather than treating them.

If you and your family are in need of professional dental services, our Lakewood dentists can help!

Dental Exams

The American Dental Association recommends all children and adults get their teeth cleaned and examined at least twice a year.

These dental exams help staff to track any changes in oral pathology that might need to be addressed with a particular course of treatment.

This includes gingivitis, soft places in teeth that may turn to cavities unless addressed, or the eruption of molars for children when they are in their late teens.
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Dental Cleanings

When you come in for a teeth cleaning, the dentist will begin by examining your mouth and teeth to detect if you have any dental issues. After that, we will use special equipment to remove tartar and plaque in your mouth.

Toothpaste will be applied to your teeth while cleaning, and we will gently floss your teeth to ensure all the debris is eliminated from your teeth.

We will then rinse your teeth to remove all the fluoride. The procedure is painless, and there is no need for an anesthetic. However, you may feel some sensitivity after the process.
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Oral Cancer Screenings

During your dental appointment, our team will look for signs of tissue abnormalities.

Typically, we check for visible symptoms such as white or red bumps, rough patches, hard lumps, or changes in the alignment or position of the teeth.

Often, visual symptoms can detect oral cancer, but where further examination is needed, we do tissue biopsies to check for cancer cells.

Additionally, our team feels your cheeks as well as the inside areas of the mouth. Our dentists will examine the inside of the mouth and cheeks to identify any strange or hard lumps.
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Dental Sealants

One of the most reliable widely used preventive dental measures is the use of a dental sealant. It is exactly what it sounds like.

Our staff will spread the clear material across the teeth, particularly on the chewing surfaces. By doing this, cavities have a more difficult time trying to attack teeth.

The sealant is applied a little thicker on molars and other teeth which might have deeper ridges to keep food particles from collecting there causing tooth decay.

It takes just a few minutes per tooth for the sealant to adhere to the teeth and harden.

Once in place, when your child chews their food, it does not come in contact with the actual surface of the tooth. Instead, it contacts the sealant.
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Those children who are active in sports can incur damage to their mouths and teeth from physical contact. Mouthguards are designed to fit the patient's mouth perfectly and keep the teeth from gnashing together if the mouth is struck.
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Periodontal Care

If you suffer from periodontal disease, our dentists or hygienists may perform a scaling and root planing procedure that helps remove the diseased tissues from the teeth and roots.

This is the most conservative treatment approach for periodontal disease. Other treatments may involve surgery for more severe periodontal disease.

Once the disease is put under control, our team will need to schedule ongoing bone and gum care procedures referred to as periodontal maintenance therapy.
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Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal maintenance involves a soft tissue management program, which is mostly a non-surgical approach to controlling the disease.

The bacteria responsible for causing periodontal disease are capable of re-establishing themselves again within three months after treatment.

Therefore, a three-month maintenance appointment is timed to disable or disrupt the destructive action of the bacteria at their critical time of reproduction.
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Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Here at Lakewood Dental Arts, we are always available to answer any questions you might have about general dentistry. Contact our Lakewood dentists today at (562) 384-1091 to schedule your next appointment!

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